Exclusive! Bhavvana Rao is a cybercrime officer in film with Vijay Raghavendra, called Grey Games
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Exclusive! Bhavvana Rao is a cybercrime officer in film with Vijay Raghavendra, called Grey Games

Directed by Ayana-maker Gangadhar Salimath, the film will be shot entirely in Bengaluru.

Prathibha Joy
Oct 08, 2021
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Bhavvana and Vijay Raghavendra

On Friday, filmmaker Gangadhar Salimath, who earlier made Ayana, officially launched his next directorial. Called Grey Games, the film stars Vijay Raghavendra, Bhavvana, Aparna, Shruti Prakash, etc. A psychological thriller, the film explores the adverse effects of online gaming, in which Vijay is a psychologist.

In earlier reports, Gangadhar had said that the story of Grey Games was inspired by real-life incidents reported in mainstream media, including of a young boy from Mangaluru killing his online gaming competitor.

Bhavvana, who is yet to join the set of the film, says, “I play a cybercrime investigating officer in the film, which is a first for me and pretty exciting. I will be seen mostly in plainclothes along with my team during the investigation of a case. Also, although the character is a strong and sensible officer, she has vulnerabilities too, which is explored with her backstory. In fact, it would not be wrong to say that my character has some grey shades too. The team has already started shooting and I should join them by October 21 or so. The entire film is being shot in Bengaluru and the interesting part is that every single character is important to the narrative,” says Bhavvana.

The muhurtha on Friday was attended by Vijay’s family, including his brother Roaring Star Sriimurali, considering that the film will also mark the debut of the actor’s sister’s son, Jai.

Now that theatres are open at full capacity, Bhavvana is looking forward to the release of the slice-of-life film Hondisi Bareyiri, by debutant director R Jagannath, which also stars Shri Mahadev, Aishani Shetty, Praveen Tej, Naveen and Samyukta Hornad. “My character is a little twisted in this film as well and looks at her life pre and post marriage. It is an emotionally-charged role that I shot for prior to the pandemic. We have started promotions for the film, so it should be out in theatres soon,” she signs off.

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